Finance Manager, Transportation

We are hiring a Finance Manager to work out of our branch in Burlington!

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Prepare month-end and year end journal entries.
  • Update month-end working papers with financial data and supporting schedules and complete all accounting reconciliations and other required financial analysis.
  • Prepare data required for monthly financial statement consolidation.
  • Prepare consolidated analysis of company financial statements and variance to budget and prior years.
  • Compile reports necessary to comply with provincial laws and federal regulations.
  • Prepare working papers required for annual external and tax audits.
  • Support the preparation of annual budgets and analyze/compare actual performance with budget.
  • Participate in project based work identified by the finance operations team.
  • Identify financial reporting issues and support the execution of solutions for Director of Financial Operations.

Business Planning & Analysis

  • Develop and manage the planning, reporting, and analytical tools necessary to maximize business effectiveness and efficiency, including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) by divisional business segment and product as appropriate
  • Develop forward-looking business and operational planning including business metrics analysis and business performance management, identify and analyze information
  • Identify performance gaps and streamline accounting roles
  • Working with Financial Operations, assist management with the compilation of the annual business plan, capital expenditure plan, and budget; update 12 month rolling forecasts
  • Perform analysis of monthly operating results against budget, forecast and prior periods to identify operational efficiency opportunities and cost savings
  • Assist with cost/benefit analysis of divisional projects, capital investments, business line profitability
  • Meet with branch and department managers to review financial results and other KPIs for the businesses
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual capital expenditure program

Office Management

  • Streamline accounting roles of financial operations team and business units.
  • Supervise Office and Accounting Administrators Employees
  • Support team with follow up on collection of warehouse tenant accounts

Systems and Training

  • Act as a subject matter expert and process lead for retail inventory processes in TMW, liaising with cross-functional teams and third party software vendors for process changes and improvements
  • Liaise with stakeholders to identify systems requirements
  • Facilitate team communication
  • Coordinate test runs with real case scenarios to uncover weak links
  • Develop process training documentation, coordinate and lead internal training sessions for retail branch staff on operational processes

Professional Associations/Industry Relations

  • Demonstrate a high degree of service and follow up to internal and external customers
  • Maintain an on-going knowledge of accounting and industry practices and trends
  • Participate in industry associations, attend related conferences, etc.

Company Knowledge and Mutual Support

  • Become knowledgeable about the Sylvite Agri-Services Transportation division and the products and services it provides to customers
  • Documentation of all processes and tasks for which a function is responsible
  • Demonstrate a high degree of service to and collaboration with other business units
  • Provide support to other department members maintaining a sense of team
  • Provide positive feedback to others when possible; coach others for success
  • Recommend opportunities for improvement of processes and systems as a result of the function performed or based on observations
  • Recommend opportunities for reducing costs

Key Personal Attributes Required

  • Flexible, pragmatic problem solver
  • Thrive in an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Strong financial analysis background with a track record
  • Strong background in operational process review and improvement
  • Ability to interpret, comprehend and apply complex material, data and instruction
  • Prepare, provide and convey diversified information
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Initiative, good judgment and ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to motivate and direct staff, provide performance feedback and deal with all aspects of leading a team by providing clear and accurate direction, be a team player

Education, Experience and/or Training Requirements

  • Accounting Designation completed CPA
  • 3-5 years prior experience in Great Plains and TMW
  • Professional knowledge of financial and cost accounting principles
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft desktop applications
  • On-the-Job Training specific to Function
  • Application Software Familiarity
  • General Employee Orientation
  • Completion of Required Courses to Maintain Accreditation/Designation
  • Ongoing Professional Development Courses

Working Conditions

Sensory Attention – High level of attention to detail

Mental Stress – Perseverance to meet deadlines


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